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Friendly phone calls with Seniors! Provide much needed social connections with our elders.

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ORGANIZATION: Drive A Senior-ATX

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This volunteer opportunity is 100% and centered around your availability! Our seniors have largely been isolated for years as the world experienced during the pandemic and many no longer have any friends or family.

With this opportunity you will be paired with a senior and call them weekly for just simple conversation and companionship.

Thank you for reading our opportunity! Vince Morency- Volunteer Coordinator

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About Drive A Senior-ATX

Location:

2601 Exposition Blvd., Austin, TX 78703, US

Mission Statement

Enabling older adults to live independently, avoid social isolation, and age in place by providing free volunteer-based transportation and support services.

Description

DID YOU KNOW THAT...

  • the Austin Metro area is home to the second-fastest growing population of seniors in the country?
  • recently, approximately 1 in 3 AUSTIN seniors reported feeling lonely, anxious, and/or experienced depressive disorder symptoms?
  • on average, seniors make three times as many visits to the doctor as people between the ages of 22-44?
  • it is predicted that by 2050, less than 50% of Central Texas senior adults will have adequate access to public transit?
  • roughly 40% of Travis County seniors are malnourished or at risk for malnourishment?

Founded in 1985, Drive a Senior-ATX is a local non-profit that provides free transportation and other support services to home-bound isolated senior citizens. The two main goals of our agency are to provide Austin seniors with easy access to both medical care and healthy food options.

Volunteering with us is easy! There are no minimum time commitments, and you schedule yourself using your smart phone or computer. Completion of a 30-45 minute training/registration is all you need to get started; we even pay for your background check!

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2601 Exposition BlvdAustin, TX 78703

(30.30076,-97.76497)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Call as many or as few people as you choose. Training is online and takes approximately 25mins to complete.

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